Kinetic Vs. Potenial Energy

By: Jordan Spooner


Kinetic Energy-

  • The energy that a body possesses by virtue of being in motion.


  • The energy possessed by a body by virtue of its position relative to others, stresses within itself, electric charge, and other factors.


Kinetic Energy-

-Rolling a ball down a hill.

-Riding your bike down a hill.

-Pushing a toy car.

Potential Energy-

-Pushing a spring down.

-Rubber bands being pulled apart.

-Standing on the edge of a cliff.


-A balloon

-A Rollercoaster

Where Is It Found?

Energy can be found in basically everything ranging from a rock falling off a cliff to a tissue falling off of your desk.

This video will explain all about kinetic and potential energy.

When the rock is sitting on the edge of the cliff it is potential.  When the rock is falling it is carrying kinetic energy.

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